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Ava Montessori Afterschool and Weekend Centre (Mandarin, STEM, Arts, Chess)

Member since Jan 2019 Last Updated Feb 2022 Last Login 17 May 2022

Our Summary

After School Club
Holiday Club

About Us

Ava Montessori Nursery

Brand new family-run centre in North Greenwich offers Mandarin, Chess, Art and STEM programs that promote child’s social, emotional, physical, spiritual, and cognitive growth.

We work to build fundamental skills and create a foundation for lifelong learners. Our education goal is to help your child develop a love of learning, and grow their abilities and experiences while learning to live fully and responsibly.

Pick up (3.30 pm) and drop off (6.45pm) service from the following schools by our DBS checked, experienced staff
1) Faraday School
2) Blackheath Prep
3) St Mary Magdalene C of E School Peninsula Site
4) Millennium Primary School

After being picked up they will stay with us and do the following activities and classes
Classes: (small classes,teacher/student ratio 1:3 to make sure each child gets full attention)

All classes run between
Monday to Friday 3.30pm-6.30pm
Saturday and Sunday 9.30am-3.00pm

Single classes per session (1.5 hours)
3.30pm- 5.00pm
5.00pm- 6.30pm

4.00pm -6.30pm (2.5 hours)

3.30pm -6.30pm (full 3 hours session)
Two classes (Mandarin, Chess, STEM, Art)

Sibling discount: 20%

Email to enquire and sign up :

Mandarin (Ages 3-4, 5-7, 8-10)

At Ava Montessori, children have the opportunity to learn the Mandarin language and Chinese culture in a fun, immersive environment. Our dynamic, native-speaking teachers use a communicative approach and lots of gestures, games and songs so everyone participates in the fun. Immersed in Mandarin, students engage in games and activities, and learn through music, movement, drama and art. Your child will learn useful everyday vocabulary and functional language such as describing actions and expressions.

Chess (Ages 5-7, 8-10)

We’re dedicated to providing the best quality chess instruction for our students. Our program integrates lessons on openings, tactics, endgames, strategy, tournament skills and sportsmanship. Our curriculum helps players naturally learn social and life skills through chess, students learn respect for other players, form friendships, work well under stress, celebrate their victories appropriately, and take defeat with grace.

Art (Ages 3-5,5-7,8-10)

In our program, your will child explores art as a process. They develop their artistic expression using various mediums, including paint, collage, crayons, pencils, and textiles. They also learn about basic elements of art, including shapes, lines, textures, and styles, with study of various famous artists to support these concepts.

STEM (Ages 3-4, 5-7, 8-10)
The overarching principles of science, technology, engineering and maths permeate our offering, as we believe strongly that children learn to “decode” their world and giving them a strong understanding of how things work in that world enables them to develop the problem solving skills required to creatively meet the demands that their life and the future will bring. Children will acquire maths once they have understood the relationship between quantity (the concrete) and numeral (the abstract). All early maths material is designed to achieve a deep understanding of quantity. Once that has been achieved, further material allows the child to associate the abstract numeral, say “3”, with its concrete equivalent: three counters, three stones. Many of the activities are designed to be done collaboratively; practising addition by setting up a shop or a bank, with the activity centred on role-play, making it lots of fun.

The Montessori Method is alternative education that protects and expands the absorbent mind of children through uninterrupted work time. Our private preschool and kindergarten program honors this method, which prepares children for rigorous academics and nurtures their innate creativity.

Our Montessori afterschool and weekend curriculum offers children activities that build practical life skills, determination, and understanding. With these tools, our students spend time using their hands to explore their surroundings, engaging with peers through academic work and play, and receiving individualized lessons from loving teachers.

The proprietor of Ava afterschool and weekend centre has 8 years of experience being an educator, she worked as an 11+ and 7+ prep tutor during her undergrads majoring Education and Psychology. After graduation, she was a Mandarin teacher at Thomas's Kensington, Thomas's Battersea, and currently also runs afterschool Chinese club at Garden House School in Chelsea and The Acorn Nursery Nottinghill.

At Ava we believe a whole child approach, instil confidence in the child is our utmost mission.

Our Availability

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Morning yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
After School yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Evening yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 12/02/2022

Our Fees

  • Out of School Clubs from £26.00 per afternoon
  • Out of School Clubs from £120.00 per week
  • Out of School Clubs from £500.00 per month

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Our Documents

  • DBS Check (added 07/01/2021)
  • DBS Check (added 07/01/2019)
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